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Political Leadership In Ancient Cities

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When the ancient peoples of the past expanded their group sizes from small bands to larger chiefdoms, they gained a certain level of increased political leadership. This stage of growth involved a process of urbanization were eighty percent of the population lived within cities. These first cities had strictly drawn social positions and were involved in trade with neighboring cities. Another key characteristic of these cities was the management of economic resources the advent of a more structured political leadership.

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